ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-27-2011, 12:25 PM   #2296
FlyingDutchman
Dirt Biker
 
FlyingDutchman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Ontario. Canada.
Oddometer: 777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny View Post
....So with all of that said does anyone know what the stock spring rate is for the 08' 530 EXCR? I am currently 230 lbs and will probably add 40 lbs of gear to the bike with the above stuff.
I weigh 270 or at least I did when I bought my 530.

I set it up with EE springs, as the famous Allan Randt picked up the phone when I called for advice.

50 fork springs:

https://www.enduroeng.com/ProductDet...2A9-1177528319

and 9.6 Straight rate rear:

https://www.enduroeng.com/ProductDet...937-1229613545

I'm happy with a click or two of extra rebound damping and a 25ml extra fluid in each fork leg as I was still bottoming the forks once I started pushing it.
FlyingDutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #2297
lopaca
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Pasadena, CA
Oddometer: 166
New HID Lights and Fairing Installed!

I went with this set up for: 1. better lights, 2. wanted a fairing for the highways and 3. powerlet outlets and gps mount.
I have not given it a test run yet but I will post asap.
Attached Images
 
__________________
125 Honda (first bike at 13 years old), Early 70's 250WR Husqvarna, Late 70's 390 Husqvarna, Honda 1000VFR (stupid fast ), 2007 BMW R1200RT, 2008 KTM 530 EXCR
lopaca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 01:24 PM   #2298
lopaca
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Pasadena, CA
Oddometer: 166
Cockpit Pix

Here is a picture of the gps and powerlet outlets.
Attached Images
 
__________________
125 Honda (first bike at 13 years old), Early 70's 250WR Husqvarna, Late 70's 390 Husqvarna, Honda 1000VFR (stupid fast ), 2007 BMW R1200RT, 2008 KTM 530 EXCR
lopaca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 06:01 PM   #2299
Krazyjohnny
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: McKinney, TX
Oddometer: 424
lopaca,

You gotta give us the maker and model of the fairing and headlight kit.

Thanks Dutchman I will look into those parts.
__________________
President and Founder of
Superhero Proving Grounds
"Where dreams are made and egos are checked"
08' 530 EXCR, 09' Yamaha FZ-6 and dreaming of a new bike
Krazyjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 08:17 PM   #2300
KMC1
There is no spoon.
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Greater SLC
Oddometer: 2,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny View Post
In planning for a suspension upgrade I am also looking at the gear I plan to carry on the bike for 1 to 2 night out and backs. I am looking at a Giant Loop tank bag since it says it is "water proof" although I have heard stories their zippers are not on other bags and the Kriega US70 kit. This should give me plenty of gear storage for all my stuff and clothing. I may come up with some sort of custom rack system after messing with things. Most important things on board will be tools, tubes, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, Jet boil, food, water, and dry clothes. I do not like the Giant loop "horse shoe" style bags. I like the Wolfman Rolie system, but it does not look like it has much capacity.

So with all of that said does anyone know what the stock spring rate is for the 08' 530 EXCR? I am currently 230 lbs and will probably add 40 lbs of gear to the bike with the above stuff.
I'm not really sure what you're asking, but I think you're asking if you're going to need to do suspension work?

The answer to that is YES - you will need to respring it at the least.

I went with the Stiffest front and rear springs from Race-Tech, and it's working OK... not great, but OK.. but then again, I'm so far outside of the "normal" weight range, that it's just not funny.... really.... The front in particular is a bit soft, I may change the fork oil to a heavier weight (left that stock) to try and quell the nose dives on hard descents or stops.

As to the Rolie system, don't forget you can go to the medium sized bags with that, so it will hold a fair amount. Plus there are attachment points on those medium bags to attach another (Size small) bag to them - I would only do that to the center bag personally though.
I haven't used the GL system, but I will say the Rolie system, while taking a few extra minutes to strap everything down, does not move an inch while riding. No flopping or moving around at all. I like it, but yeah, it's definitely not a set up I'd want to ride to Panama with....

While we're at it, I have the stock fork springs and stock rear shock spring from my suspension work I'd like to sell for a few extra bucks, if anyone's interested.
__________________
Obama says adding $4 trillion to debt is unpatriotic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kuTG19Cu_Q&sns=em

An Overview of the United States National Debt: http://www.davemanuel.com/us-national-debt-clock.php
KMC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #2301
KMC1
There is no spoon.
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Greater SLC
Oddometer: 2,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by lopaca View Post
I went with this set up for: 1. better lights, 2. wanted a fairing for the highways and 3. powerlet outlets and gps mount.
I have not given it a test run yet but I will post asap.

Ohhhhh.... that doesn't look cheap to fall down with.....
__________________
Obama says adding $4 trillion to debt is unpatriotic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kuTG19Cu_Q&sns=em

An Overview of the United States National Debt: http://www.davemanuel.com/us-national-debt-clock.php
KMC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 09:52 PM   #2302
guns_equal_freedom
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 5,437
530 with the Trail Tech halogen 8 inch light.





This is just a test fit to check for clearance and light aim.

I'll trim the wire, solder connectors and make it look pretty.

Holy carp this thing is bright.

I did the stator too.

I am also buying the ballast plate to use as a cover for the top of the light.

Thanks to Hodakaguy for the recommendation.
guns_equal_freedom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 11:46 PM   #2303
jesusgatos
fishing with dynamite
 
jesusgatos's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: on the road
Oddometer: 2,328
Posted something previously about Robo-Boogie riding his 450EXC from Chico to Virginia City on SM wheels with his dirt wheels and riding gear strapped to the back fender with Voile straps. Got to the race, swapped out his dirt wheels, unpacked his riding gear, raced, then packed up and rode all the way back to Chico. Just saw these pics for the first time tonight and forgot that he cruised through Tahoe afterwards on the way back too!







jesusgatos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 06:24 AM   #2304
FlyingDutchman
Dirt Biker
 
FlyingDutchman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Ontario. Canada.
Oddometer: 777
Quote:
Originally Posted by jesusgatos View Post
Posted
The tightest chain ever???
FlyingDutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 06:25 AM   #2305
Krazyjohnny
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: McKinney, TX
Oddometer: 424
I know a respring is needed for the rear. I am trying to determine how much is needed and what the stocker is good for weight wise?
__________________
President and Founder of
Superhero Proving Grounds
"Where dreams are made and egos are checked"
08' 530 EXCR, 09' Yamaha FZ-6 and dreaming of a new bike
Krazyjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 07:05 AM   #2306
Hodakaguy
NorthWest Adventure Rider
 
Hodakaguy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Eastern WA State
Oddometer: 2,014
Quote:
Originally Posted by guns_equal_freedom View Post
530 with the Trail Tech halogen 8 inch light.





This is just a test fit to check for clearance and light aim.

I'll trim the wire, solder connectors and make it look pretty.

Holy carp this thing is bright.

I did the stator too.

I am also buying the ballast plate to use as a cover for the top of the light.

Thanks to Hodakaguy for the recommendation.
Looks great! While your at it remove the bulb from the light assy, mask off the front glass with tape and spray paint the back side of the light with high temp flat black....the light will look a lot better once installed since your eye's won't be drawn to the bright chrome bulb.

On the wiring you can use a piece of old rubber inter tube and some plastic flex loom to clean it up and hide the wires. Here's a few pics of my install using the inter tube. CLICK HERE

Make sure you run it aimed all the way down on the street . Even then it's pretty bright from the front although I rarely get flashed running it all the way down.

Hodakaguy
__________________
NV 2012 - In Memory of the Crewmen RR: CLICK HERE
Adventure Is Out There - NV RR: CLICK HERE
Riding Through History - NV RR: CLICK HERE
And Then There Were Four - OR RR: CLICK HERE
My VW Syncro Westy Build Thread: CLICK HERE
Hodakaguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 07:48 AM   #2307
jesusgatos
fishing with dynamite
 
jesusgatos's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: on the road
Oddometer: 2,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingDutchman View Post
The tightest chain ever???
Chain tension was set initially by removing the shock and then cycling the suspension. Was not tight. Robo's bikes are always in tip-top mechanical shape.
jesusgatos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 10:14 AM   #2308
FlyingDutchman
Dirt Biker
 
FlyingDutchman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Ontario. Canada.
Oddometer: 777
Quote:
Originally Posted by jesusgatos View Post
Chain tension was set initially by removing the shock and then cycling the suspension. Was not tight. Robo's bikes are always in tip-top mechanical shape.
I guess it is an optical illusion
FlyingDutchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 10:29 AM   #2309
jesusgatos
fishing with dynamite
 
jesusgatos's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: on the road
Oddometer: 2,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingDutchman View Post
I guess it is an optical illusion
Nah, just look at the suspension. Sag was set up to race and he was carrying quite a load. Swingarm is almost directly inline with the countershaft sprocket and swingarn pivot.
jesusgatos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 10:44 AM   #2310
tahoeacr
Beastly Adventurer
 
tahoeacr's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Lake Tahoe
Oddometer: 2,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Storm Howlet View Post
I was looking at these yesterday on sale for $95, but don't know of anyone who has them to give me any real world feedback.

Acerbis Headlight LED Vision Orange
http://www.mx1west.com/acerbisheadli...ionorange.aspx

DOT version - Acerbis Headlight LED Vision HP Orange
http://www.mx1west.com/acerbisheadli...nhporange.aspx

Acerbis Vision is crap! don't go near it. Got a open box one for $50 and I still waisted my money. LED's are cool but the lights are just to small.
tahoeacr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014